AppleTV-How do I copy content to it?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by RickR, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

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    Now that the 160GB version of the Apple TV is out I'm interested in upgrading to that from my 40GB version. The only problem I see is how to handle the data.

    I used to steam my data from my Mac but now simply sync it. I have almost 20GB of video and music files. In the future once I get the 160GB version I want to use far more video. The problem then becomes my MacBook's Hard Drive space. It is almost full.

    With my iPod I'm able to simply drag files from my Mac to the iPod in addition to syncing. I'd like to be able to drag files from my Mac to the AppleTV in addition to syncing. That way I can put a lot of videos onto the 160GB hard drive even though they don't all fit on my MacBook. I store a lot of them on cd's and dvd's when not being used. How do I go about doing this?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I don't believe you can currently. A few other people have asked this very question and it seems like that is the answer.
     
  3. JonasLondon macrumors regular

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    I might be missing the point - but you can just add content from a separate drive to iTunes and sync it, no need to be in the same location? I've got a 500 GB external WD MyBook hooked up to it, none of the iTunes content blogs down my main system...?

    YouTube on AppleTV is great fun btw! :)
     

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